Ceramic coffee mug or tea mug with soft matt vanilla glaze, handmade stoneware pottery.
These handmade mugs are made from a toasted buff stoneware clay rolled out flat into slabs. Each mug shape is cut out by hand and formed into the body of the mug. I leave the seam visible where I join the sides of the mug, as part of the design. A circular shape is cut and added for the base and a strip of clay is cut, curved and added for the handle.
The ceramic mugs are fired in the kiln to 1000 degrees (the bisque fire) which dries and strengthens them sufficiently for it to be glazed. They are dip glazed in a matt vanilla glaze before I fire them again to 1250 degrees.
The process of using slabs of clay to create these mugs results in each mug having an irregular shape (rather than being perfectly circular), which gives each mug it’s own character and unique personality, which adds to its charm.
Each mug is individually crafted so no two are exactly alike and each much takes approximately 3/4 weeks to make from start to finish, including making, drying, bisque firing, glazing and final high firing.
This listing is for one mug, the perfect mug for tea or coffee. The matching stoneware teapot pictured is available in a separate listing.
Handmade in my studio on the south coast of England.